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The Friends of Belair National Park Inc.

Volunteers working together for conservation.
We are a volunteer group (of about 140) which works in close cooperation with the Park staff for the benefit of the Park and the people of South Australia.

COVID-19 Health Emergency

COVID-19 Health Emergency. Our regular activities have now largely been resumed but modified to comply with State Government issued directives. These activities include the Public monthly meetings at the Volunteer Centre, Bush Buddies meetings, Bushcare sessions and the monthly guided walks. We have prepared a COVID Safe Plan and will have a Covid Marshal, if required. Where it is necessary to limit numbers attending a function a booking system will be instituted.


Scenery, Activities, Flora and Fauna at Belair National Park

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Weeding Group
Weekly Weeding Group - October 2016
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Old Government House
Old Government House - Belair National Park
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Karka Pavillion
Karka Pavillion
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Wildflower walk
Wildflower Walk
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Kangaroo
Kangaroo crossing the Adelaide - Melbourne Line
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Kookaburra
Kookaburra arriving at the nest with food
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Bandicoot
Bandicoot
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Waterfall
Upper Waterfall
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Rosella
Eastern Rosella
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Commissioner's Hut
The Commissioner's Hut
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Tree Planting
Bushcare
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Thelymitra
Thelymitra x brevifolia.ixiodes
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Jumping Ants
Myrmecia pilosula (Hopper/Jack jumper ant)
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Belair Track in the morning mist
Belair Track in the morning mist


The Friends of Belair National Park Inc are part of a SA wide 'Friends' network that ranges from the Simpson Desert in the far north to Dingly Dell at the bottom tip of the state.The group seeks to further the basic philosophy of the Park - that it should be regarded primarily as a place preserving the natural environment in which users can see and experience that environment.

The objectives of the The Friends of Belair National Park as stated in our Rules are:
  1. to provide voluntary assistance in the conservation and management of the Park in close co-operation and liaison with the staff of DEWNR and/or its successors;
  2. to provide cultural and social activities for the enjoyment of Members and the public;
  3. to raise funds for special projects to benefit The Park and for administration and social activities of the Association;
  4. to provide support for the protection and preservation of the natural and historic values of the Park.

A copy of the Rules of Incororation can be downloaded from here.

South Australia leads the nation with its Friends of Parks network. At the instigation of the State Government and the Nature Conservation Society, volunteer Friends groups were encouraged from the early 1980s to allow community members to assist in the management of the State's parks and reserves, and to encourage enjoyment of the State's natural and cultural heritage.When an average hourly rate of pay is placed on the work that the Friends carry out each year, an estimated $5-6 million worth of work is performed on behalf of the Parks system each year. This includes all hands on work in the field and anything that is carried out in support of this activity.

NOTICES

TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS

If there is an Extreme or Catastrophic level Total Fire Ban in the Mt Lofty Ranges announced after 4-30pm on the previous day, all events scheduled by the Friends in Belair National Park will be cancelled, except for the AGM, which would be rescheduled for the following month..

If there is a Severe level fire ban, meetings will go ahead but it will be your personal responsibility to ensure that you have a communication plan in place.

There will no working bees if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or over.

For all official functions planned by The Friends of BNP ask at the Ticket Office, Belair National Park for free vehicle entry.

For general park enquiries NOT relating to Friends of Belair National Park activities, please call 08 8278 8279. After hours emergency only: call 0427 556 676.


Our December monthly meeting will be held at Old Government House on Saturday, December 5th starting at 12 midday
This will be a closed event restricted to members and their partners only.
We will combine with Friends of Old Government House in the form of a barbeque. Meat will be provided, but please bring along a salad or desert to share

RSVP Tina Gallasch on 0417 870 596: Monday 1st December (because of catering and Covid-19 requirements)

Subscription Notice

Annual Subscriptions for 2021 are due from 1st January 2021. (refer Membership Page for details)

December 2020 Newsletter is now available through Publications Page

2020 Christmas Breakup Function - Saturday 5th December
See details in Activities page.